Copy ShortURL Version History

16 versions

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Version 4.0.2 18.1 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 - *, Firefox 48.0 and later

Firefox does not allow this add-on to run on restricted pages such as or about:mozilla. The add-on will now catch this error and display an error message to the user.

Version 4.0.1 17.9 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 - *, Firefox 48.0 and later

All new, complete extension rewrite for version 4.0!

* re-enabled shortener (generate your own API key for free with Google)
* multiprocess compatible
* (soon) available for Chrome AND Firefox

Version 3.0.1 22.7 KiB Works with Firefox 38.0a1 - 56.*

* Switching to https
* adding Chinese translation

Thanks to meteormatt for both!

Version 23.5 KiB Works with Firefox 38.0a1 - 49.*

New version with a number of changes and new/enhanced features:

* Remove Google Analytics tracking tokens (?utm_*) from URLs by default.
* Fallback to Facebook OpenGraph URL if no canonical URL is present.
* Shorten allegedly "short" URLs if they are longer than 30 characters (configurable).
* Right click on link -> Copy ShortURL for this link
* Toolbar button added (can be enabled in preferences).

Also, this version is built with "jpm" and has a new icon.


Version 2.1.1-signed.1-signed 24.9 KiB Works with Firefox 21.0 - 37.*

Version 2.1 adds a few features:
- asynchronous requests, which should be friendly towards performance
- localization! Initial set of languages: en-US, de, es-ES, fr, rm, uk, zh-CN. Contribution of additional languages appreciated: The code is on github.
- New hotkey: Press CMD/Ctrl+Shift+L to make a short URL without using your mouse. Thanks to canuckistani for the contribution!

The add-on is also repackaged with Add-on SDK 1.15, which allows it to work again with the latest Firefox versions.

Version 2.0.1-signed.1-signed 196.0 KiB Works with Firefox 19.0 - 27.*

Version 2.0 has a preference dialog (in the add-ons manager, click on "preferences" for Copy ShortURL). You can now select the shortening service right there!

Supported shortening services out of the box:,,

Custom shortening services are still supported: Just enter your custom URL in that preferences window.

Version 1.5.1-signed.1-signed 171.2 KiB Works with Firefox 14.0 - 21.*

Repack with Add-on SDK version 1.9 due to bug 784264.

Version 165.2 KiB Works with Firefox 10.0 - 15.0a1

No code changes. Re-compiled with Addon SDK 1.6.1 to avoid memory leak.

Version 183.7 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 - 11.0a1

Version 183.3 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 - 10.0a1

Repack for Add-ons SDK 1.1.

Version 264.1 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 - 8.0a1

No significant code changes, update for compatibility with Add-ons SDK version 1.0.

Version 1.4.1-signed.1-signed 208.5 KiB Works with Firefox 4.0b7 - 7.0a1

Updated compatibility with the latest Firefox 4 betas. Built on the latest Addon SDK.

Version 1.3 178.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 4.0b10

Updated to Jetpack SDK 0.9 -- The add-on is now compatible with the latest versions of Firefox 4 beta.

Version 1.2 133.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 4.0b7

Small fix to make extension compatible with current Firefox nightlies.

Version 1.1 130.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 4.0b5pre

Major changes in version 1.1:
  • Growl notifications when copying a URL. You'll see if a short URL was found or created, and what URL it is. If you don't have Growl (or if your platform does not support it), a 10-second information bar is shown instead.
  • Switch to as default service, because it's shorter than tinyurl.
  • User-definable short-URL service URL. (Use tinyURL, or your own shortening service!) For more information, take a look at the README file.

Version 1.0 109.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b3pre